Theory and Computation of Hydrodynamic Stability

Theory and Computation of Hydrodynamic Stability

This treatise covers classical and modern aspects of the fundamental topic of hydrodynamic stability. It considers linear and nonlinear situations, and analyzes temporal and spatial aspects. The authors examine each problem analytically and every chapter ends with an appendix outlining full direct numerical simulation computer code. The text is enriched with many exercises, illustrations and an extensive bibliography and can be used with courses on hydrodynamic stability or as an authoritative reference.


'… overall I am very impressed with this text. It provides a comprehensive account of modern stability theory … I have no doubt that in time it will be acknowledged as a valuable resource to both graduate students and established researchers alike.' Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

'The book is certainly a welcome addition to the literature of hydrodynamic stability. It can also be used very well for teaching. This purpose is further assisted by the exercises provided at the end of each chapter. Over 450 references guide the way to even more detailed information.' ZAMM - Z. Angew. Math. Mech.

'… the exercises at the end of each chapter are very well thought out and informative. … the authors have achieved their aims in setting out in a very coherent manner a thorough explanation of the up-to-date theory of hydrodynamic stability. The book will be of much interest to all postgraduate researchers in fluid dynamics and is an excellent reference text.' Contemporary Physics

'… this book will without doubt acquire a high reputation as a detailed introduction to its subject and as a reference work.' Monatshefte für Mathematik